[Guest Post] Dear Spock, From: Genghis Kahn – Amber Benson

February 19, 2016 in Journal

Today’s guest blogger is Amber Benson, an actor, writer, director and maker of things. Until recently she did not own a television. Follow her on Twitter.

When I was a teenager, I was an obsessed letter writer. We’d moved from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles and writing (coupled with the occasional expensive long distance phone call) was the only way I could stay in touch with my friends.

Obviously, this was before the advent of the internet and email–yes, I’m old–and though it required more effort to buy paper and envelopes and stamps, there was a real joy in putting my thoughts down in such a tactile way. You had to really think about what you were going to say and it made me feel closer to my friends than writing an email ever has.

Amber Benson Mail

This is a letter for me, ‘aka Genghis Kahn,’ from my friend, Tanja, ‘aka Spock’

The real art to writing a letter–for me, at least–was in the addressing of the envelope. As evidenced in these pictures, we spent a lot of time and energy entertaining ourselves with our ‘art’––and annoying the crap out of the post office.

3 responses to [Guest Post] Dear Spock, From: Genghis Kahn – Amber Benson

  1. This makes me smile!

  2. This is so rad! I love the envelope bizness, but I’m also a huge fan of superhero names. Huzzah!

  3. And check out the twenty-nine-cent postage stamps!

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